Kunwar, Ambarish

Dr. Ambarish Kunwar

Assistant Professor

Phone: +(91-22) 2576 7799
Fax: +(91-22) 2572 3480
E-mail: akunwar [at] iitb(dot)ac(dot)in
Location: Room No. 204, BSBE Building
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Research Interest

  • Biophysics
  • Non-equilibrium Statistical Physics
  • Computational Modeling

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor : Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2012
  • Assistant Professor : Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, 2011-2012
  • Postdoctoral Scholar : Department of Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior, University of California Davis, 2008-2011
  • Postdoctoral Scholar : Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California Irvine, 2006-2008

Academic Background

  • B.Sc. (Honours): Banaras Hindu University, 1999
  • M.Sc. (Physics): Banaras Hindu University, 2001
  • Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2006
Awards / Honors
  • Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award for the year 2012 (IYBA 2012), Department of Biotechnology, India
  • Young Faculty Award, IIT Bombay
  • Excellence-in-Research Fellowship, IIT Gandhinagar


Selected Recent Publications

  1. Anjneya Takshak and Ambarish Kunwar, Importance of anisotropy in detachment rates for force production and cargo transport by a team of motor proteins, Protein Science (2016), DOI 10.1002/pro.2905
  2. Aijaz Rashid , Annapurna Kuppa , Ambarish Kunwar and Dulal Panda, Thalidomide (5HPP-33) suppresses microtubule dynamics and depolymerizes microtubule network by binding at vinblastine binding site on tubulin, Biochemistry, Vol. 54, 2149 (2015)
  3. Roop Mallik, Arpan Kumar Rai, Pradeep Barak, Ashim Rai and Ambarish Kunwar, Teamwork in Microtubule Motors, Trends in Cell Biology,Vol. 23, 575 (2013)
  4. Jubina Balan Venghateri, Tilak Kumar Gupta, Paul J Verma, Ambarish Kunwar and Dulal Panda, Ansamitocin P3 depolymerizes microtubules and induces apoptosis by binding to tubulin at the vinblastine site, PLoS ONE 8(10): e75182. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075182
  5. Ankit Rai, Tilak Kumar Gupta, Sudarshan Kini, Ambarish Kunwar, Avadhesha Surolia, Dulal Panda, CXI-benzo-84 reversibly binds to tubulin at colchicine site and induces apoptosis in cancer cells, Biochemical Pharmacology, Vol. 86, 378 (2013)